Binatone Terrain 550 PMR two way radios (2 sets of 2 = 4 radios for the price of two)
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Binatone Terrain 550 PMR two way radios (2 sets of 2 = 4 radios for the price of two)

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Found 29th Jun 2008
THESE CAN PAY FOR THEMSELVES WITH UNDER 40 MINS OF ROAMING COSTS IN THE EU OR 20 MINS NON EU

Two sets for the price most local shops are charging for the price of one (Argos - Maplin - Asda are all forty quid - Woolworths currently have a fiver off at 35 quid - and cheapest online is John Lewis with a weeks delivery to get them for 30 quid.) These are under 20 quid a pair here.

These can pay for themselves by saving the cost of under 40 mins of mobile to mobile roaming costs while on holiday in the EU and under ten mins of calls in non EU countries (based on the cost of one set).

The description is as follows....

* 304 channel combinations (actually 8 channels and 38 squelch codes)

* Scan function.

* 8 km range. (direct line of sight distance - ie over water or down a mountain side)

* 5 Call alert tone.

* Requires 4 x AAA size Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (supplied).

* Battery level indicator.

* Battery low warning.

* Volume control.

* Signal transmit & receive indication.

* Backlit display.

* Keypad lock.

* Belt clip.

* TRUSOUND - pioneering noise reduction technology delivering enhanced sound quality.

* SBS - Superbright illuminated backlit display.

* VOX. (can be set to being voice activated)

* Stop watch.

* Dual watch.

* Supports headsets.

In addition to these features I copied from another site - I am sure this model also has a scramble function and mosquito repellent. They also are amongst the best sound quality for any PMR radios. They come supplied with their own mains charger, but will also take standard AAA or rechargeable AAA batteries.

They wont replace mobiles for calling home - but they will work from the pool to the hotel room, a distant high hotel room to the beach, from car to car when you drive somewhere, or person to person if you are shopping in the same area, or from a boat to the shore.

Additionally they can be used as baby monitors, and are good when attending the likes of sporting events etc at home.

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Original Poster

http://www.haggul.com/ProdImage/30%5C2357571.jpg

Details on PMR radios can be found here...

en.wikipedia.org/wik…446

...and price comparison details here...

google.co.uk/pro…=10

If you want to know any questions about PMR radios - just ask me!

Reviews (which give an indication of range in real life)...

catalog.ebay.co.uk/Bin…bZ3

Its worth remembering the range can be increased considerably by using the COMMON SENSE option.

Online deal or offline? If online can you please post the link.

QUITE interested...hehehe

Many thanks

Banned

I have 2 of these - used them in France last year

these are great for festivals!

"Dave, DAVE! where are ya?"
"near the beer tent"
"fetch a beer will you! over"
"where are you?"
"at the front of the main stage - don't spill any on the way here!"

Especially if you have a couple of cars going to the same place, assuming you are fairly close to each other.

woeijing83;2414612

Online deal or offline? If online can you please post the link.QUITE … Online deal or offline? If online can you please post the link.QUITE interested...hehehe Many thanks



Offline Deal

I don't think Makro are an Online retailer

Have these, good price, paid £50 for 1 set last year. Good built quality, but one battery has died because they haven't been used since last year. Handy for me on holiday last year when our youngest needed to go for a sleep in the afternoon. Could keep in touch if we needed anything.

when does the deal start? thanks

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tiaria;2414789

when does the deal start? thanks



Starts: 02/07/2008 Expires: 15/07/2008

VAT registered card owners only though. Not available for the general public?

robot1000;2414687

Offline DealI don't think Makro are an Online retailer



ok... hehehe..thanks

:-D

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RS2000;2415193

VAT registered card owners only though. Not available for the general … VAT registered card owners only though. Not available for the general public?



No VAT registration required - but you do require a card.

Makro was already listed as a merchant here.

hotukdeals.com/?m=…870

As there are coach loads of Icelandic people get into Makro on trips - I would guess there is a procedure for a day pass for non members - but this may only be in circumstances like I mentioned.

However, I am getting a set - so if anyone in Glasgow would like to share and get a set for 20 quid - then message me. I am sure other Makro members could pair up with people in their area to do this too. Its a forum - so works better if we help each other.

Why are there are no Makro stores in and around London!?

Theres one in North Acton

Original Poster

I am buying one on Wednesday if anyone in west central Scotland wants to half me with it.

Does anyone know the range of there when there is an indirect line of sight?

Original Poster

It varies quite a bit, but these ones are at the maximum of for PMR radios as most only claim 2 miles/3 km.

With mega cheap 2 mile/3km ones I got about 200m round a hill from inside my car to inside a fiends house - no direct line of sight and a hill and blocks of flats in the way, I could hear them fine - but they said I was a little difficult to hear until I spoke slowly.

I intend to get a set on Wednesday - and if you can tell me what type of test you would like me to try I will give it a shot on Wednesday night.

This covers it to an extent...

en.wikipedia.org/wik…446

ibiza;2416794

It varies quite a bit, but these ones are at the maximum of for PMR … It varies quite a bit, but these ones are at the maximum of for PMR radios as most only claim 2 miles/3 km.With mega cheap 2 mile/3km ones I got about 200m round a hill from inside my car to inside a fiends house - no direct line of sight and a hill and blocks of flats in the way, I could hear them fine - but they said I was a little difficult to hear until I spoke slowly.I intend to get a set on Wednesday - and if you can tell me what type of test you would like me to try I will give it a shot on Wednesday night.This covers it to an extent...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PMR446#Range



Cheers for that info

Rep given!

Original Poster

robot1000;2418369

Cheers for that infoRep given!



Thanks. :-D

Rep reciprocated.

These go on sale later today.

Anyone in the Portsmouth area want to half the deal? Cheers...

Anyone like to help a guy out? I'd like a set if possible, but I'm in Inverness. Our nearest Makro is Aberdeen.
I can paypal or bank transfer the amount (plus the p&p obviously).

Thanks for the range info. I've always wanted to get walkie-talkies but could never quite see enough situations where I would use it. So an 8km range might equate to about 500m with lots of things in the way. Not unusual to have hills in the way when skiing too.

So i think until (if ever) the range of these things improves I will stick to mobile phones / shouting or just not talking at all.

ibiza;2416794

It varies quite a bit, but these ones are at the maximum of for PMR … It varies quite a bit, but these ones are at the maximum of for PMR radios as most only claim 2 miles/3 km.With mega cheap 2 mile/3km ones I got about 200m round a hill from inside my car to inside a fiends house - no direct line of sight and a hill and blocks of flats in the way, I could hear them fine - but they said I was a little difficult to hear until I spoke slowly.I intend to get a set on Wednesday - and if you can tell me what type of test you would like me to try I will give it a shot on Wednesday night.This covers it to an extent...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PMR446#Range

Good deal, only critism with these is that they are not ruberrised so if you drop thme onto hard surface not sure whether they would survive, never dropped my set yet though.

ibiza;2414542

Its worth remembering the range can be increased considerably by using … Its worth remembering the range can be increased considerably by using the COMMON SENSE option.



:? Eh?

QUOTE
ibiza
Solar Flare

" I am buying one on Wednesday if anyone in west central Scotland wants to half me with it. "

Wondering if you got a set I am happy to half you for a set.Let me know.Cheers

Can anyone confirm if the charger works on 110v as well as 240v as these look a good option for US use (as well as UK use), compared to the US equivalents which when used in the UK seem to operate on Fire Brigade frequencies!?

Not sure if these PMRs are different but I have a few sets of BT freeway ones and their range (in a town with normal buildings eg no tall ones) is about 1.5 miles. Only thing I don't really like is how quickly batteries run down (either with the packs or rechargbles) - about 2-3 hours of medium use and their dying - like I say not sure if these are the same as 8km seems like they're even more powerful e.g more power drain.

can you get a car charger for these?

Sounds great, will be getting one fa show!

IBIZA
you never got back to me regards halving for these

Original Poster

dagenham67;2443568

QUOTEibiza Solar Flare" I am buying one on Wednesday if anyone in west … QUOTEibiza Solar Flare" I am buying one on Wednesday if anyone in west central Scotland wants to half me with it. "Wondering if you got a set I am happy to half you for a set.Let me know.Cheers



Hi - I had paried up with someone already - but did not get them until last night as I had given someone a loan of my car. Their features seem pretty good, and the transmission very clear.

I have not had a chance to test the range - as my car came back almost empty and it was pouring last night. The car runs on vegetable oil - and I could not be bothered pouring in a 20 litre container in the rain.

I had set one to voice activation, and had placed it at the speaker on the TV - and my intention had been to drive about until I could find the circle where the reception stopped - then post the details. Its quite hilly where I live.

I will post more later.

The only thing I can fault them on so far is they are so sensitive to signals it makes it difficult to scan frequencies looking for transmissions as it picks up very many weak signals compared to the ones I have already (it has two scan modes - scan all - and scan squelch codes on one frequency.





tonikeys;2443333

:? Eh?



By common sense I mean - if the signal is poor...

Use them near a window or higher in a building or go outside.

Open sunroof/windows in a car, or stand outside.

If you know the direction the signal is coming from - dont stand next to a building potentially blocking it.





batesie;2444712

can you get a car charger for these?



I have not seen a dedicated car charger - but they also run on 4 AAA batteries - so you could use an AAA car charger - or alternately - they charge with 9v at 200mAh - so a car power adapter from the likes of Maplin should be able to do this - and will probably cost five or six quid.





dagenham67;2452567

IBIZAyou never got back to me regards halving for these



Yes sorry - I emailed those who contacted me an hour ago (including you) - as I never got them until last night but had already teamed up with someone else.

A few people had expressed interest - so I have emailed them and asked to post their interest here so we could pair people up.

Original Poster

This deal returns again on the 30th of July for two weeks.

I am very impressed with the set I got compared to the ones I have already - and for hills with line of site they can transmit well over ten miles.

If you hear someone who is that far and speak to them - invariably they are using the same model.
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